Last weekend, I went to Prospect, Oregon with a friend that grew up there. She had to do makeup for a wedding, and I tagged along to go shoot pearsony falls, which was just a few minutes down the road from the wedding.
I kind of lucked out with lighting, while I was there. I easily spent an hour getting familiar with this spot, which is something Shannon and I talk about in our next book. I know an hour sounds like a long time to take photos at one spot, but I could have spent even more time there, if I didn’t have to go crash a wedding.
The conditions for shooting falls look pretty great the next few days, so I think I’ll make my way out to Prospect again to try my luck with Pearsony, and a few other nearby waterfalls. If you didn’t already know, flat, even lighting is the best for waterfall photography. That means cloudy, overcast, or foggy days will give you the best conditions. Rainy conditions aren’t the best, in my experience, but there are fewer people out in the rain.
This photo was shot with SlowShutter, and edited with Snapseed and Mextures. Yes, you can create silky water with your iPhone. I steadied my iPhone on my manfrotto tripod, to keep it steady during the long exposure.